Roustem Saitkoulov won the 2nd prize at the Concours Géza Anda in 1997. Since then, he and his family have come to Laudinella as artists in residence. The cellist Claire Oppert is a prize winner of various international music competitions and performs as a soloist with renowned orchestras. With Roustem Saitkoulov she has played as a duo on tours in Europe, China, South Africa and Australia. On these tours they inspire the audience with their musical dialogue. Both have already produced several CDs with recordings of Schumann, Strauss, Shostakovich and Chopin.
Their daughter Clara, now 23, follows most clearly in her parents´ footsteps. In 2014, she was the youngest to pass the entrance competition for the Paris Conservatory. Only six participants are invited to take this exam each year.